Available on Amazon.com    Highlighted on the ICA home page  03-01-11                                                                                                                                                       

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When we are grateful for our blessings, we generally think only of what is good and beautiful. But even the difficult and painful parts of our lives contain an element of blessedness. This book is not about good health, a flourishing garden, or a child's laugh. Instead, it is a short hymn of gratefulness for the gifts that are inherent in every moment of our lives.
 

About the Author:

Yonah Klem, Ed. D., has been a clinical counselor specializing in helping people recover from childhood trauma and addictions. She is also an ordained Jewish Meditation Teacher.Phoebe Fisher is an accomplished and frequently published artist, who is also the author's niece.

Available on Amazon.com    Highlighted on Home Page 09-01-11

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As a victim of childhood sexual abuse, Yonah Klem mistakenly believed that her version of reality was the Ultimate reality. After decades of therapy and study of Jewish mysticism, she finally cast off the heavy cloak of shameful misconceptions, and relaxed into ordinary life.

A Long Journey to Joy provides a unique perspective on how to find joy despite a harrowing beginning. It is a "must read" for everyone in recovery and for the psychotherapists who guide them.

In this rich, amazing memoir, Klem shares her struggles to become whole with a graceful narrative agility that inspires us into hope for our own lives. You'll enjoy and learn from it. --Carolyn Conger, Ph. D, nationally known spiritual teacher

 

About the Author:

Yonah Klem, Ed.D., is a mostly retired mental health counselor who currently teaches Jewish meditation and mysticism. She is also a bead weaver and singer. Yonah lives with her husband in Naperville, IL, not far from her children and grandchildren.

  Available through Sage Publications                Highlighted on the ICA home page 03-16-11, 07-01-12

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Combining compelling real-life autobiographies with sound theoretical formulations that explore race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, this multicultural counseling text uniquely prepares students for real-life clinical situations and helps them to understand the influence of culture on identity development, sense of self, family, and interpersonal relationships. Each chapter includes theoretical content tied to a story, with a comprehensive and varied array of themes that current and future clinicians are likely to encounter in their own clients’ histories.

About the Author:

Dr. Sara Schwarzbaum, Ed.D., L.C.P.C. is a Professor in the department of Counselor Education and Coordinator of the Master’s in Family Counseling Program at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.She is also the founder of Couples Counseling Associates, a boutique practice devoted to providing couples counseling in downtown Chicago.
She is the author numerous articles and two books. Her writings have appeared in the Psychotherapy Networker, Counseling Today, and the Journal of Multicultural Counseling, among other publications.

  Available from RoutledgeMentalHealth.com                                    Highlighted on ICA home page 04-01-11

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For both students and practicing counselors, this book fills the gaps that exist between many current academic programs and practitioner’s needs for focused training on how to better assist clients with dream interpretations. Its main focus is on dreams concerning family members and other major figures in the dreamer's life with whom he or she interacts. Readers will first learn how to understand and use their own dreams, and then how to apply this in order to facilitate their clients’ interpretations of dreams. They will be amazed and fascinated by the issues, emotions, and problem-solving suggestions that are often revealed as they guide their clients' use of a personalized dream interpretation method developed by the author. Through the use of a detailed case example of a client and her dreams, the author shows how each step of this method can be applied and carried out in practice and is easily integrated with contemporary psychotherapies, especially cognitive behavior therapies.

About the Author:

  • After I had been in the business world for several years and taught accounting for ten years, I was persuaded by my “nighttime counselor,” my dreaming mind, to change to a much different career—counselor education with emphasis on use of dreams to alleviate stress. A dream even named the university where I was to study, and symbolic dreams repeatedly encouraged me to research and write about how dreams contain solutions and suggestions for alleviating emotional stress. This is a career I have always been passionate about.

  • My colleagues and I research my thesis-based model, the Personalized Method for Interpreting Dreams (PMID), via a privately owned website. As co-investigator I facilitate participants’ use of the PMID Model. I write via dream guidance and help from professional editors. One of my colleagues often says, “Oh, you are so passionate about use of dreams!” She is so right!

Available on Amazon.com                                     Highlighted on ICA home page 05-16-11

Description:

This book studies recovering alcoholics with six or more years of continuous sobriety to determine why they think they were successful when so many other alcoholics are not.

About the Author:

Ken Kubicek  received his PhD in Counseling & Family Therapy from St. Louis University, his M.S. in Secondary Education/Mathematics. and his B.S. in Applied Math & Computer Science, both from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.  In Illinois, he is a licensed clinical professional counselor.  He has worked as a high school teacher, business manager, retreat house coordinator, counselor, and clinical supervisor.  He has been a staff member and co-director of the Illinois Teen Institute on Substance Abuse and a staff member of Operation Snowball, both peer leadership and drug abuse prevention programs for teenagers.  He served on staff at Memorial Hospital as the clinical supervisor in the Outpatient Mental Health and Counseling Program and the Employee Assistance Program.  He volunteers as a debriefer on the Memorial Hospital Critical Incident Stress Debriefing team.  He self-published a book titled “Recovering Alcoholics:  Why They Say They Are Successful”.   He currently teaches and advises in the Professional and School Counseling Program at the Belleville, Illinois campus, where he also serves as Department Chair.  He can be reached by email at kkubicek@lindenwood.edu or by phone at 618-239-6083.

 Available through Get to the Point Books                       Highlighted  on  ICA Home Page 06-01-11, 06-07-13

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Whether you work in a corporate setting, school, healthcare organization or government agency, you have to be able to inspire trust, commitment, competence and caring with those with whom you work. To be an effective leader, you must be skilled in influencing others.

This resource is appropriate for leadership development for newly emerging or experienced leaders regardless of industry. It gives tips and guidelines that you can use to when Managing Up, Coaching Direct Reports, and Engaging Peers and Colleagues.

The Art of Influential Leadership provides numerous worksheets, assessments, reflection exercises and case studies that will aid you in building your ability to influence others. The author culminates the book with surefire tips you can adopt that will help you develop and deliver a compelling message that meets the needs and interests of your audience.

About the Author:

Margaret is an executive coach in private practice and provides training in the areas of leadership development, communication skills, consultative selling skills and account development strategies.  She is also an executive level career consultant and has helped over 200 senior level executives transition into new careers during difficult economic conditions.

Available on Amazon.com  Highlighted on ICA Home page 07-20-11

Description:

Every mental health practitioner - counselor, social worker, marriage and family therapist - must endure at least one graduate level research methods course. Some students dread the experience and even wonder why they should be subjected to such torture! Mental health practitioner educators might have a variety of reasons why such coursework is important, but a review of the existing research literature makes it clear that very few masters level pracitioners engage in much research actitity. What stands in their way? What would meaningful research efforts by masters level practitioners look like? How can those of us who educate them make training in research more meaningful and relevant? These issues were investigated in an in-depth study and the answers to these questions are addressed in this work, Barriers to Practitoner Research.

About the Author:

Dr. James Ruby is a LCPC and LMFT in Illinois and earned his MA in Counseling from Northeastern IL University and his PhD from Loyola University, Chicago.  He presently teaches in the Department of Human Services & Counseling at California State University, Fullerton and in the Counseling Studies department at Capella University.  He is married, has two sons, and resides in Fullerton, CA.  He is the author of Barriers to Practitioner Research: Making Research Education Relevant and Productive.

       Available on www.maryannfosco.com                    Highlighted on home page 10-03-11

Description:

American woman goes to Spain and discovers a past life and a past love that resurrects her like a Phoenix from the ashes of despair with an abusive husband in a destructive relationship.  


About the Author:

Mary Ann has her Master's Degree in Human Services and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  She has been certified in alcohol and substance abuse, grief counseling, EMDR and is a certified teacher.  She has taught an Overview of Eating Disorders for a local university and facilitaed a binge/Compulsive Eating Disorder Group for a local hospital.  She has been in private practice for 23 years and now works predominatly with individual and couple issues.

  Available on www.maryannfosco.com                            Highlighted on the ICA home page 07-06-11

Description:

In 1988 when I began my Spiritual Writings, it was a result of my dear friend Sherry teaching me how to read the bible, which as a Catholic, I was not raised to do. First thing in the morning, I would read the bible, meditate and then pick up my pen and begin to write as if from a higher consciousness. I found it to be very self-soothing and nurturing as if I had a direct line of communication with my God.

About the Author:

Mary Ann has her Master's Degree in Human Services and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  She has been certified in alcohol and substance abuse, grief counseling, EMDR and is a certified teacher.  She has taught an Overview of Eating Disorders for a local university and facilitaed a binge/Compulsive Eating Disorder Group for a local hospital.  She has been in private practice for 23 years and now works predominatly with individual and couple issues.

Available on Amazon.com                                                         Highlighted on ICA Home page 04-25-11, 02-01-13

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With over 250 models of counseling and psychotherapy currently used to treat emotional problems and serious mental illness, figuring out where to look for the right services can be a daunting task. A Consumer's Guide to Mental Health Services offers pragmatic solutions for those considering or already beginning treatment. This guide helps you to make important decisions regarding whether seeing a psychiatrist, a social worker, a counselor, or a psychologist is best for your particular needs. As a resource, it also explores health insurance and coverage of treatment as well as how long it may take for you to begin feeling like yourself again. This valuable text looks at the intricacies of the mental health care system and provides a helpful summary that is both accessible and useful.

                                         Available on Sage Publications                                                     Highlighted on ICA Home page 04-08-12, 04-01-13

Description:

Moving away from the usual medical-modeled framework of mental health focused on problems, Strengths-Based Supervision in Clinical Practice takes a postmodern, social construction approach, looking for and amplifying strengths and encouraging stakeholders to use them. Based on research in brain science, as well as from the Information Age/Connectivity Age thinking, the book reframes the focus of supervision, management, and leadership to one that collaborates and builds on strengths with supervisees as competent stakeholders in their work with their clients. Deconstructing the usual top-down hierarchy, Strengths-Based Supervision leads the reader through the full range of supervision, from the clinical aspects to the administration of all organizations where clinicians are trained, supervised, and encouraged to excel and grow. The book contains two full chapters on traditional clinical supervision before moving on to strengths-based work in not only clinical supervision, but also agency and organizational work, all from a contemporary strengths-based model. The book is chock-full of vignettes and includes a full chapter with two case studies. This is the next generation of supervision.

 Available on Amazon.com                          Highlighted on ICA Home page 06-16-11

 

Description

This collection of life stories offers compelling narratives by individuals from different races, ethnic groups, religions, sexual orientations, and social classes. By weaving these engaging stories with relevant theoretical topics, this unique textbook provides deeper levels of understanding on how cultural factors influence identity, personality, worldview, and mental health.

An Instructor’s Resource CD with supplemental materials for each chapter and a helpful internet study site at http://www.sagepub.com/dimensionsofmulticulturalcounselingstudy/ including podcasts and videos offer further opportunities that examine and apply this mosaic of rich subject matter.
 

About the Author

Anita Jones Thomas, PhD,

is a counseling psychologist with specializations in multicultural counseling and family therapy. She received a bachelor’s degree in human development and social policy from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in community counseling from Loyola University Chicago. Her doctorate in counseling psychology was received from Loyola University Chicago. She is associate professor at Loyola University in Chicago, where she teaches courses in multicultural issues, family therapy, professional identity, and ethics. Her research interests include racial identity, racial socialization, and parenting issues for African Americans. She has also conducted training seminars and workshops on multicultural issues for state and national professional organizations in counseling and psychology, hospitals, and corporations and has served as a consultant for human service organizations. She has served as governor for the Illinois Counseling Association, as president of the Illinois Association for Couples and Family Counseling, and as corresponding secretary for the Association of Black Psychologists, Chicago chapter. She is the co-author, with Sara Schwarzbaum of Culture and Identity: Life stories for counselors and therapists, Sage, 2006.



Sara Schwarzbaum, EdD, LCPC,

is a family therapist with a specialization in working with Latinos. She has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her doctoral degree in counseling with an emphasis in family therapy from Northern Illinois University. She is currently a professor in the department of Counselor Education and a coordinator of the Master’s in Couple and Family Counseling Program at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, where she teaches internship seminars, family therapy, and multicultural issues courses. Formerly, she coordinated the Latino Family Counseling Program of Lake County, Illinois, where she provided services for Latino families and trained bilingual clinicians. She is also a family therapist in private practice in Lincolnshire, Illinois, and a consultant, trainer, and presenter at state and national conferences, mental health centers, hospitals, community agencies, and universities, where she frequently conducts workshops on clinical issues with Latino clients, the multicultural competency of clinicians, psychotherapy with immigrants families, and ethnocultural countertransference as well as other topics. She is the co-author with Anita Thomas of “Culture and Identity: Life stories for counselors and therapists.” Sage (2006)

Available on Amazon.com       Highlighed on Home Page 8-12-11

Organization Development in the 21st Century: An Organizational Behavior, Organization Development and Process Consultation Guide

About the Author:

Professor at Benedictine Location Springfield, Illinois Professor at Benedictine Location Springfield, Illinois

  Available from Walsh and Dasenbrook  Highlighted on Home Page 12-14-11

Description:

This guide is”one-stop shopping” for a successful private practice.
Over 170 pages of ideas and examples. Included,are all the private practice forms on a CD-Rom.

About the Authors:

American Mental Health Counselors Associations Counselor of the Year, Robert Walsh, MA, NCC, LCPC, and author and consultant Norman Dasenbrook, MS, LCPC,
share their 40 years combined experience in private practice.

 

 

 

http://humanmagnetsyndrome.com/buy-the-book/  

 

Description:

The Human Magnet Syndrome will help the reader make sense of the ubiquitous attraction that affects each and every person who desires to find the romantic partner of their dreams – and answers why patient, giving and selfless individuals (Codependents) are predictably attracted to self-centered, selfish and controlling partners (Emotional Manipulators). This unique, fresh and innovative relationship model will explore the traits, symptoms and origins of both Codependency and various Emotional Manipulation Disorders.

 

About the Author:

Ross Rosenberg has over 26 years of experience as a psychotherapist, counseling practice owner, professional trainer, consultant and certified addiction specialist. Ross is the author of “The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us,” published in April 2013 by Premier Publishing & Media.  Ross owns Clinical Care Consultants, a full-service counseling center based in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago. He is a national seminar speaker consultant, and expert psychotherapist. Ross’s clinical expertise spans the areas of codependency, sex love addiction and internet addictions, dysfunctional or problematic relationships, narcissism and borderline personality disorders. By the end of 2013, Ross’s current seminar, “Emotional Manipulators & Codependents: Understanding the Attraction” will have been hosted in 27 states.

 

 

 

 http://humanmagnetsyndrome.com/buy-the-book/  

Description:

Emotional manipulators and codependents are perpetually and inevitably drawn to each other. The attraction dynamic is so strong that both partners pursue each other despite therapeutic interventions, multiple failed relationships and painful consequences. This seminar recording investigates the relationship dynamic that irresistibly draws emotional manipulators (Borderline, Narcissistic and Antisocial Personality Disorders) and codependents together.

* DVD length: 5 hours

Ross Rosenberg has over 26 years of experience as a psychotherapist, counseling practice owner, professional trainer, consultant and certified addiction specialist. Ross is the author of “The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us,” published in April 2013 by Premier Publishing & Media.  Ross owns Clinical Care Consultants, a full-service counseling center based in the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago. He is a national seminar speaker consultant, and expert psychotherapist. Ross’s clinical expertise spans the areas of codependency, sex love addiction and internet addictions, dysfunctional or problematic relationships, narcissism and borderline personality disorders. By the end of 2013, Ross’s current seminar, “Emotional Manipulators & Codependents: Understanding the Attraction” will have been hosted in 27 states.

 

Highlighted 11-24-13

 

Available on Amazon.com

 

Description:

- Prologue: Use of creativity with difficult cases. - Introduction: Author's view of the nature of humankind. - 75 difficult cases presented using DSM-5, including: history treatment & results. - Self-hypnosis as an anesthetic for apicoetomy surgery. - Spirituality in contemporary existentialism and seeds of Adler.

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